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Some tax tips for the last-minute filer

Some tax tips for the last-minute filer

If you don’t pay the taxes you owe by April 18, you’ll pay penalties and interest. BY SUSAN TOMPOR DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS It’s April and you haven’t filed your income tax returns yet? People have a million reasons to procrastinate and, in some cases, run up against the tax filing deadline, which is April 18 […]

7 companies that help with bad-credit car loans

7 companies that help with bad-credit car loans

BY MICHAEL KEENAN GOBANKINGRATES.COM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE You might be worried that you won’t be able to get a car loan with a bad credit score — which is 579 or lower, according to FICO. But options for bad credit auto financing are available. If you decide not to buy new, shop around to find […]

New York choreographer taking ‘Citizen’ to Miami

New York choreographer taking ‘Citizen’ to Miami

Reggie Wilson’s “Citizen,’’ by his Fist & Heel Performance Group, will be presented in Miami on April 21 and 22. The dance group, founded in 1989 by the noted New York City-based choreographer, draws from the cultures of Africans in the Americas and combines them with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to […]

Easter expected to bring record spending

Easter expected to bring record spending

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Florida Retail Federation (FRF), the state’s premier trade association, says Floridians will increase their Easter spending to record levels this year, with the per person average expected to top $152, up four percent from 2016. The total expected to be spent nationally is $18.4 billion, up six percent from […]

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Never to be forgotten In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed to a bullet hole in a St. Augustine hotel he stayed in while protesting racial segregation there.  King was targeted for death from the time he began his civil rights career in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. He was murdered in Memphis, Tenn., on […]

IN FULL bloom

IN FULL bloom

The 24th Epcot Flower & Garden Festival offers is a spring attraction for all ages. BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Calling all gardeners and flower fans! Get thee to the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival before it ends on May 29. The annual event returns for the 24th time and is […]

Muslim teen writes #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on Stanford application and gets accepted

Muslim teen writes #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on Stanford application and gets accepted

BY MONIQUE JUDGE THEROOT.COM Is your activism performative or substantive? One New Jersey teen knew exactly how to show his answer to that question when filling out his application to Stanford University. Asked “What matters to you, and why?,” the teen could think of only one thing: #BlackLivesMatter. Ziad Ahmed wrote the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter 100 […]

Toddler schools Target clerk on doll choice

Toddler schools Target clerk on doll choice

BY YESHA CALLAHAN THEROOT.COM Two-year-old Sophia was promised by her parents, Brandi and Nick Benner, that if she successfully pooped on her potty for a month, she would be rewarded with a gift. That challenge was obviously no match for Sophia, because off she went to Target to pick out her gift. Sophia spotted a […]

Omarosa reportedly postpones wedding over death threats

Omarosa reportedly postpones wedding over death threats

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM Omarosa Manigualt has decided to push back her wedding day amid concerns over her personal safety since joining the Trump administration. The former “Apprentice’’ contestant was originally set to tie the knot with Pastor John Allen Newman on March 25 at his church in Jacksonville, The Sanctuary at Calvary. However, The Daily Mail reports […]

Former FLOTUS goes natural

Former FLOTUS goes natural

COURTESY OF EURWEB.COM The Internet is pretty much giving Michelle Obama a standing ovation after a photo popped up online showing the former FLOTUS rocking her natural hair. Twitter user @meagnacarta shared the pic of Michelle Obama (above) with her hair in a puffy pony, accented by a gray polka dot headband. It’s not confirmed […]